Black and White Bedroom Ideas – Bold Interior Design

Having taken a look at some great brown bedroom options let’s switch focus to some black and white bedroom ideas.

Is there a more classic color combination in interior decorating than black and white? Using these high-contrast colors creates a look that is instantly sophisticated, chic, and timeless. Black and white bedrooms can go from minimalist to moody depending on your design choices. For instance, white painted walls can make a room feel fresh and open, with a black accent chair or bench to ground the space. On the other hand, a striking black accent wall and a white rug create a sense of drama.

While black and white bedroom decor can certainly stand on its own, a room has even more impact when paired with an accent color. Rich purple, vibrant yellow, kelly green, and aqua blue are all colors that compliment a black and white space. Metallics, including brass and copper, are also colors that go well with black and white, adding elegance and sparkle. Patterns and textures can also play a big role when used alongside black and white interior design, where the color palate is minimal. Graphic prints, fuzzy pillows, and bold artwork can add interest to a monochromatic color scheme.

The following black and white bedroom ideas show both some traditional and some innovative ways to use black and white in your bedroom!

Layered LuxeLayered Luxe

What this black and white bedroom lacks in color, it makes up for in texture and visual interest. The tone-on-tone wallpaper, the tufted headboard, the mixed patterns, and the nailhead trim on the nightstand all play an important role in the bedroom of this New York City apartment.

Redefined TraditionalRedefined Traditional

Fun accessories and a mix of patterns keep things exciting in this neutral master bedroom featuring traditional moldings and window treatments.

Cottage CozyCottage Cozy

A classic black and white toile fabric, simple black beds, and botanical prints lend a traditional vibe to this Quebec cottage bedroom by designer Sonya Kinkade. The green dresser and fun accent pillows inject a youthfulness.

Minimalist to the MaxMinimalist to the Max

Less is more in this Swedish bedroom! White painted walls and floors lend to a light and airy feeling, while a touch of black in the bedding and artwork grounds the space.

Accents of BlackAccents of Black

This master bedroom features just the right mix of black and white, right down to the black and white photography. Neither color is overwhelming, so the overall feeling remains fun and relaxed.

Modern StyleModern Style

A dash of gold on the face of the nightstands adds just the right touch to this black and white bedroom by London-based Accouter Design. Clean lines, funky lamps, and modern art complete the look.

Touches of FunTouches of Fun

Leopard print, framed sea fans, and polka dots are just a few a of the amusing accents in this black and white master bedroom. The walls are painted Black Basalt by Ralph Lauren and the color is a great background for all of the fun accessories.

Plethora of Pattern Plethora of Pattern

Even though the pattern in the wallpaper and the pattern of the drapery fabrics are very different, they work together because they are both in similar tones. The dark gray bed ties everything together.

Black and White…And Green Bedroomblack and white and green

Blogger Kristin Cadwallader describes her personal style as “daring but lovely” and it definitely shows in her master bedroom. Using the dark wall color and bold graphic rug may have been a design risk, but the feminine chandelier and classic lines are a lovely touch.

Simple StyleSimple Style

This bedroom in an 1850’s Victorian home is a beautiful example of uncomplicated black and white design. White floors and board-and-batten walls are a bright counterpoint to the black blinds and ceiling.

Rustic RefinedRustic Refined

Natural textures, including the live-edge wood headboard and the faux fur blanket, along with pops of brass, add warmth to this monochromatic bedroom idea by Kristin Jackson of Hunted Interior.


Black and white meets feminine styling in the master bedroom of blogger Haneen Matt. A subtle pattern on the wallpaper and sparkle from the mirrors and lamps provide pretty accents, while the dark walls help the room maintain a cozy feeling.

Faux BoisFaux BoisIt turns out black and white does appear in nature, as shown by the gorgeous birch trees on the wallpaper. The rest of the room’s décor is simple to keep the focus on the stunning accent wall.

Airy and BrightAiry and Bright

Black and white bedrooms can still be light and fresh! Creamy walls and upholstery, as well as a large neutral rugs, offset the black bed and dresser, keeping this bedroom feeling spacious and roomy.

Graphic PunchGraphic Punch

Geometric canopies, a softer floral pattern on the bed skirt, and bold striped headboards create an elegant and sophisticated dorm room (can you believe it?). The tall beds make the small room feel taller.

Dipped WallsDipped Walls

In a fun twist on wainscoting, DIY blogger Brittany from Brittany Makes, painted the lower half of her master bedroom black for a contemporary look. She also mixed black and white furniture and added a graphic print on the headboard.

Focal PointFocal Point

By using all white linens on the bed, the bold wallpaper takes center stage – and helps to detract attention from the strange architecture of the bedroom. Using wallpaper behind the bed also creates an illusion of a grand headboard. This is a black and white guest bedroom we would like to stay in!

Period DetailsPeriod Details

Ralph Lauren’s black and white “Marlowe” wallpaper provides a stylish backdrop to the antique French twin beds in the guest bedroom of designer Tobi Tobin.

Pop of PurplePop of Purple

Both light and dark purple pair well with the black and white elements in this bedroom by designer Dayka Robinson. The overall look is bold, modern, and fun!

If you have a black and white bedroom idea that you would like to share with us please submit it today and we will add it here.

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